Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 02 October 2014

LANDLORDS AND RETAILERS

Dufry renews duty free contract at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap airports until 2020

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/14

CAMBODIA. In a key boost to its Asian aspirations, Dufry today signed a long-term contract with Cambodia Airports to operate the duty free stores at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap international airports. Dufry will manage an additional 1,670sq m of retail space across both airports, an increase of over +100%.

Belardini, Boyer, Crotti, Piovesana in, Rendek out as Dufry seeks to avoid disruption in Nuance integration

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. In a move to minimise business disruption, Dufry Group has announced a stage one organisational structure following last month's completed acquistion of rival The Nuance Group.

Caplansky’s Delicatessen brings ‘Jewish soul food’ to Toronto Pearson

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

CANADA. Local chef Zane Caplansky has teamed up with HMSHost to open Caplansky’s Delicatessen in Terminal 3 of Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Dubai Duty Free's Colm McLoughlin to receive prestigious Irish Presidential Distinguished Service Award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

UAE/IRELAND. In a major accolade, Dubai Duty Free boss Colm McLoughlin is recognised for his immense commitment to Ireland, joining some of Ireland's greatest patriots and biggest achievers.

Global Blue anticipates tax free sales surge as Chinese Golden Week begins

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

UK. Tax refund company Global Blue recorded a +35% year-on-year increase in tax free spend from Chinese travellers in the UK during the holiday in 2013.

Landmark day for The Shilla Duty Free as it opens Changi beauty offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

SINGAPORE. The Shilla Duty Free has commenced operations of the beauty concession at Singapore Changi Airport, offering passengers what it describes as the ultimate shopping experience.

LS travel retail captures Keflavik Airport food & beverage concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

ICELAND. LS travel retail has been awarded a major food & beverage concession in the new Departures lounge at Keflavik International Airport.

Out now: The Airport Commercial Revenues Study 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

The Airport Commercial Revenues Study 2014 is now available to purchase. Read on for details of how to reserve your copy of this important benchmarking report.

Xi’an Xianyang International Airport hosts National Music & Culture Week

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

CHINA. The event coinciding with the Golden Week holiday period comprises daily cultural performances and promotions from airport tenants.

Aéroports de Paris division set to design new Beijing Daxing Airport T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/14

CHINA. Aéroports de Paris division AdP Ingénierie has won an international competition to design Beijing Daxing Airport’s Terminal 1, which opens in 2018.

Chilling response from ARI's Jack MacGowan to Moodie mocking

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/14

TAIWAN. The Moodie Report Chairman Martin Moodie was chilled out despite the pressures of running The Trinity Forum. But not quite in the way he expected.

Edinburgh Airport to boost customer service with Google Glass trial

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/14

UK. The airport has become the first in Scotland to trial the optical headset technology, arming customer service agents with instant information.

London Gatwick aims for global award with two-runway airport design

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/14

UK. Plans for the airport’s new design should a second runway be approved have been shortlisted for a prize at the World Architecture Festival.

Metalsmiths Sterling captures Portland Airport jewellery concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/14

USA. Sterling silver jewellery brand Metalsmiths Sterling has been awarded the concession for its first US west coast airport location, at Portland International.

'The best in the UK': WDF store wins Stansted Airport plaudits

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

UK. “Our best execution ever.” "A massive milestone." “Our most commercial layout ever.” “The biggest and the best.” WDF Group opens a breakthrough, walk-through store at Stansted.

Duty Free World Council database and study to aid lobbying efforts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. The organisation has commissioned consultants to build an industry database and conduct the first in a series of economic impact studies.

Ever Rich launches Aberfeldy Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky in Asia first

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

Ever Rich Duty Free is the first retailer in Asian travel retail to launch Bacardi Global Travel Retail’s new Aberfeldy Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky in Taipei.

London Stansted unveils first phase of multimillion pound commercial revamp

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

UK. Earlier today London Stansted Airport officially revealed the first stage of its £80 million International Departure Lounge transformation.

SSP upgrades food & beverage and conference centre at Helsinki Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

FINLAND. The food & beverage operator has refurbished and added services as the country’s biggest airport embarks on a seven-year plan to enhance facilities.

The Nuance Group (HK) to prelaunch Casio EXILIM TR50 “selfie” camera

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

The retailer’s electronics stores at Hong Kong International Airport will offer the Casio EXILIM TR50 before it is made available on the local domestic market.

The Nuance Group opens Boss Traveller shop at Zürich Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

The refurbished store features Hugo Boss’s latest retail design concept and is the second Boss outlet opened by Nuance this year, after a shop at Mumbai Airport.

Paris airport stores receive China outbound tourism quality certification

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/09/14

FRANCE. Société de Distribution Aéroportuaire is the first European operator to receive the China Outbound Tourism Quality Service Supplier certification.

Westfield brings digital shopping consultants to Miami Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/09/14

USA. The projected advisors provide a friendly face to the commercial programme and complement further digital marketing initiatives at the airport.

Capi tells a story with new interactive Connectivity Table at Schiphol Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/09/14

The newly installed tablet table at Capi’s flagship Schiphol store “acts as a storyteller”, explaining the features and relationships between products on display.

Duty Free Americas raises over US$180,000 for breast cancer research

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/09/14

USA. The inaugural Duty Free Americas Annual Charity Golf Tournament last week raised more than US$180,000 in support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

HMSHost to launch inaugural Airport Restaurant Month in October

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/09/14

USA. Special menus, including recommended wine pairings, have been prepared for the occasion at participating airport restaurants across North America.

JR/Duty Free extends Perth Airport offer with luxury watch boutique

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/09/14

AUSTRALIA. JR/Duty Free has opened its latest JR/Watch Co luxury boutique at Perth Airport’s International Terminal 1, alongside its redesigned Departures store.

Washington airports set for third wave of food and retail transformation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/09/14

USA. Washington's two airports have announced more than 20 additional new food and restaurant options for Summer 2015.

ASUTIL announces return to Panama City for 2015 conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

SOUTH AMERICA. The regional trade association’s well-attended annual conference will be held in Panama next year, for the first time since 2008.

Dufry secures Denver Airport duty free concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

USA. The retailer’s local joint venture Denver Duty Free has won the seven-year concession to operate duty free and duty paid retail at Denver International Airport.

Dufry wins duty free master concession at Jomo Kenyatta Airport T4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

KENYA. Dufry Group overcame appeals from two rival bidders to reach the award in the new tender, which follows an annulled initial tender and award to Nuance.

DutyFly Solutions partnership captures Air Tahiti Nui inflight concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

PACIFIC REGION. DutyFly Solutions and partner Imporlux have captured the inflight concession for French Polynesian airline Air Tahiti Nui, effective 1 October.

FlyInStyle partners with technology firm StickNFind for airport marketing

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. Airport shopping app company FlyInStyle has teamed up with beacon technology company StickNFind to market to customers at airports.

Frankfurt Airport hosts four-week long Oktoberfest campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport is celebrating the annual Oktoberfest beer festival with its own four-week campaign, in partnership with key tenants.

Hermès Parfums showcases portfolio with pop-up shop at Schiphol Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

Hermès Parfums has installed a pop-up shop at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, in partnership with Kappé and Schiphol Media, from 1-30 September.

M&S Simply Food to arrive at Edinburgh Airport terminal extension in October

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

UK. The store, operated in partnership with SSP, will be the first to open in Edinburgh’s new terminal extension and will serve arriving domestic passengers.

World Duty Free Group launches elegant store at Heathrow's Queen's Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report; The Moodie Report Breaking News Alert - 24/09/14

UK. World Duty Free Group has formally opened its new tax and duty free store at London Heathrow’s new Terminal 2, dubbed ‘The Queen’s Terminal’. MULTIMEDIA REPORT.

Dubai International passenger traffic surges as runway work completed

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/09/14

UAE. Passenger traffic at Dubai International bounced back from a three-month slump resulting from a runway upgrade to climb sharply in August.

Nice Côte d’Azur Airport tests Google Indoor Maps technology

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/09/14

FRANCE. Nice Côte d’Azur Airport has signed a partnership agreement with leading internet search engine Google, to test the latter’s Indoor Maps technology.

Strong rail border business offsets airport loss for Sky Connection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/09/14

HONG KONG. NWS Holdings has reported lower revenue and operating profit for its business division including Sky Connection in fiscal year 2014.

Dubai Duty Free completes repricing on loans worth US$2.5 billion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/14

UAE. The successful completion highlights “continued confidence” in Dubai Duty Free’s business and a strong performance in the past year, the retailer reports.

Grow non-aeronautical revenues to survive, urges TAV Airports President

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/14

USA. TAV Airports President and CEO Sani Sener has argued that non-aeronautical revenues must be increased as airports face declining aviation income.

Keflavik Airport aims for commercial boost through CA+ solution

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/14

ICELAND. Keflavik International Airport has selected the Concessionaire Analyzer+ (CA+) solution to help boost its non-aeronautical revenues.

LS travel retail to open The Scoreboard sports store at Toronto Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/14

CANADA. LS travel retail North America has been awarded a new sports store concession at Toronto Pearson International Airport T1 Domestic.

Mellow yellow: L’Occitane brings the south of France to Norway

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/14

L’Occitane’s yellow well-being truck is bringing a touch of Provence to Oslo Gardermoen Airport this September, in partnership with Gebr Heinemann.

Roberto Graziani steps down as The Nuance Group President & CEO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/14

SWITZERLAND. Graziani has agreed with new owners Dufry to step down after leading The Nuance Group for the past decade. UPDATED STORY with analysis of the Graziani years.

Tairo showcases Roger & Gallet portfolio in the Caribbean

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/14

Distributor Tairo International promoted Roger & Gallet’s fragrance and body collections earlier this year via impactful animations and in-store sensorial events.

The Trinity Forum closes with call for further commercial cooperation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/09/14

TAIWAN. The Trinity Forum 2014 concluded last Friday in Taipei after a strong second day, with Hong Kong announced as next year's venue.

Birmingham Airport ties up with LS travel retail for new stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/09/14

UK. LS travel retail has opened Hugo Boss, The Watch Collection, Eye Love, The Fashion Place and Discover England stores at Birmingham Airport.

European Court rejects Mastercard's final appeal over credit card fees

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/09/14

EUROPE. The Travel Retail Fair Payment Alliance has claimed the decision as a ground breaking success in its fight for fairer transaction fees for the business.